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Title Female terrorism in America : past and current perspectives / Jonathan Matusitz and Elena Berisha.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (287 pages).
Series Contemporary terrorism studies
Contemporary terrorism studies.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Bio/Hist Note Jonathan Matusitz is an Associate Professor in the Nicholson School of Communication and Media at the University of Central Florida, USA. Elena Berisha is an active member of the National Organization for Women (NOW).
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 18, 2020).
Subject Women terrorists -- United States.
Terrorism -- United States -- History.
Radicalism -- United States -- History.
United States
Genre History
Contents Introduction -- Definitions and Background -- Theoretical Perspectives -- Female Terrorism in Left-Wing American Organizations -- Female Puerto Rican Terrorism in America -- Female Terrorism in Right-Wing American Organizations -- Roles in Female Terrorism: From Leadership to More Passive Positions -- Radicalization to Terrorism -- Depictions in the Media -- Motivations for Joining Terrorist Organizations -- Muslim Female Terrorists in America -- The Influence of Social Media -- The Inflammatory Rhetoric of Female Terrorists -- Conclusions, Implications, and Solutions.
Summary "This book provides a comprehensive analysis of female terrorism in America, both past and present. The volume takes a fresh look at women's actions of left-wing political violence, right-wing political violence, and religious extremist violence (among others). It also examines the multitude of roles that women have played over the past few decades in such organisations (including leadership positions and more passive roles)-not to mention the diverse methods of recruitment, radicalization, and propaganda. The objective of this book is to examine-using a wide array of case studies, facts, statistics, and theoretical methodologies-how collective or personal factors have influenced or reinforced the actions that these women take. Government agencies continue to underestimate the ability of women to support and perpetrate terrorism. As such, the US is facing a wholly inaccurate or incomplete picture of the complexities of domestic terrorism, which contributes to a serious neglect of the issue at the national level. This volume ultimately aims to offer policy-relevant solutions to decrease the threat of domestic female political violence in the US. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism and political violence, American politics, gender studies and sociology"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Author Berisha, Elena, 1998- author.
Other Title Print version: Matusitz, Jonathan Andre, 1976- Female terrorism in America Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021. 9780367506629